Category: nonfiction

EBook giveaway: ‘Ten Past Noon’

A white locomotive approaching on yellow train tracks on a blue background.

TEN PAST NOON is about suicide, free will, and fortieth birthdays. If you like long, elaborate, experimental nonfiction, this is for you. Goodreads will randomly select the winners.

Unnamed feelings

For writers and artists, feelings play a big role in what motivates us to create, and they are also important for the characters we create. Many feelings are hard to spot and to name. Exploring them can yield rewards. “Odd Emotions,” an article by…

EBook giveaway: ‘Painting Dragons’

Check out the first giveaway for Painting Dragons, my recently published book about the stereotype of eunuch villains. Copies will be delivered as Kindle eBooks. Never read on Kindle? You don’t need to have a Kindle device! You can install the free Kindle app…

‘Heart Berries’ describes the rough places

Terese Marie Mailhot’s memoir Heart Berries (Counterpoint, 2018; available from BookPeople) gives an important perspective on interpreting one’s own emotions and place in the world. Mailhot, who is from Seabird Island Band, transcribes her experience with a psychiatric hospitalization. She shares what mental illness…

Spotlight: ‘Elegy for Mom,’ a caregiver’s memoir of empathy and growth

While Vicki Kaufmann’s mother suffered from mixed dementia, Kaufmann learned about the challenges of caregiving. She knows that caregivers want to research medical facts and also to let themselves feel empathy for the person who is sick. In this memoir, she aims to provide…